It happened so subtly that few people noticed at first. Little by little, morality and freedom started to crumble. It came first in government, in education, in the media—and finally it began to shake our families and our own lives.
Something fundamental has changed. Law and government no longer provide a foundation of justice and morality but have become the means of licensing moral perversions of all kinds. Education has become the enemy of religious truth and values. And the media have provided the means for propagating the change.
…we have failed to understand the problem—to see that the whole foundation for society has shifted radically from its Judeo-Christian basis to a humanistic basis. As the humanistic view takes over, it necessarily destroys the whole way of life built upon the Judeo-Christian heritage.
Francis A. Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto, from cover flap. Cited by Patrick Michael Murphy, “How the West Was Lost,” p.215